La Crosse, WI

52,140 Population
20.5 square miles 2,545.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.9%
was 0.9%
 
Population Density
2,545.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
34.3%
was 34.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
3.3%
was 3.1%
 
Percent Under 18
14.7%
was 15.4%
 
Percent 65 and Over
13.2%
was 12.9%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.7
was 4.2
Ranked 7th Lowest in WI
Percent Living in Poverty
25.6%
was 23.9%
 
Median Household Income
$40,899
was $40,725
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.3
45
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.9
was 1.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
191.6
was 206.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,012.1
was 2,991.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
22,325
was 22,168
 
Median Rent
$722
was $711
 
Total Building Permits
194
was 33
 
Occupied Housing Units
20,882
was 20,689
 
Homeownership Rate
47.9%
was 48.6%
 
Single Family Building Permits
16
was 26
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,024.7
was 1,078.1
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
11.7%
was 12.2%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
178
was 7
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
8.8
was 1.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.8
was 0.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.8%
was 95.3%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
90.8%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.9%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
92.9%
was 92.3%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
32.9%
was 31.1%
 

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